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NMEA 2018 Conference - Schedule

NMEA 2018 Schedule at a Glance

Our most up-to-date conference schedule is listed below. 

If you're interested in seeing more detail about our concurrent sessions, download the draft session schedule here.

Saturday, July 14

Sea Grant Education Network Meeting Aquarium of the Pacific, Watershed Classrm 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Grunion Run Program - FREE for NMEA participants and families Cabrillo Marine Aquarium  9:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 15

Onsite Registration Queen Mary, Hotel Lobby 3 - 6 p.m.
NMEA Board Meeting 

Aquarium of the Pacific, Watershed Classrm

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NMEA Board Dinner Location TBD 6:30 p.m.
NMEA18 Conference Committee SET UP Regent Rm, Mauretania Rm 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, July 16

Onsite Registration Queen Mary, Hotel Lobby 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
NMEA International Committee Meeting Royal Salon (50 max) 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Pre Conference Wkshp- Designing Programs for Conservation! Victoria Rm(36 max) 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Pre Conference Wkshp- Reflecting On Practice Kings View Rm (25 max) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
NMEA18 Volunteer SET UP  Verandah Deck   8 a.m.- 5 p.m. 
NMEA18 Exhibits SET UP and LOAD IN  Windsor Salon  7 a.m.- 4 p.m. 
NMEA18 Hospitality/ Staff SET UP  Mauretania Rm 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kickoff Event Britannia Salon 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Tuesday, July 17

Onsite Registration  Queen Mary, Hotel Lobby  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Exhibits  Windsor Salon  8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  
Opening Session- Plenary  Grand Salon  8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Morning Break  Windsor Salon 10 - 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Royal Salon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Kings View Rm 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Board Room 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Victoria Room 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Brittania Salon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Caronia 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Tea Room 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Royal Gallery Theater (Classroom) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m 
Lunch  Queens Salon  12 - 2 p.m.
     Buddy Lunch - meet at reserved tables in Queens Salon  Meeting will move to Royal Salon
Events Pod Meeting  Veranda, Port Side/ Mauritania/ Regent 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Afternoon Break  Windsor Salon 3 - 3:30 p.m. 
Issues and Trends Pod Meeting  Veranda, Port Side/ Mauritania/ Regent 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Formal Educator Meet Up  Observation Bar 5:15 p.m.
Post Secondary Meet Up  Chelsea Chowder House 5:15 p.m. 
Zoo and Aquarium Educator Meet Up  Sir Winston's   5:15 p.m. 
Shuttle to Aquarium of the Pacific  Meet at bottom of stairs from R deck 6:15 p.m.
Evening Reception at Aquarium of the Pacific  Aquarium of the Pacific 6:30 - 10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18

Onsite Registration   Queen Mary, Hotel Lobby   8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  
Exhibits   Windsor Salon   8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  
Opening Session- Plenary   Grand Salon   8 a.m- 9:30 a.m. 
Poster Session  Windsor Salon 9:30 -10:15 a.m.
Morning Break  Windsor Salon  10 - 10:15 a.m. 
NMEA Youth Conference  Meeting Point TBD TBD
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Royal Salon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessionsand/ or Meetings Kings View Rm 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Board Rm 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessionsand/ or Meetings Victoria Rm 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessionsand/ or Meetings Brittania Salon  10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessionsand/ or Meetings Caronia 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings Tea Room 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessionsand/ or Meetings Royal Gallery Theater (Classroom) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Lunch  - Chapter Meetings and Chapter Baskets Queens Salon 12 - 2 p.m. 
Stakeholders Pod Meeting 2 - 3:30 Kings View/ Mauretania/ Veranda Port Side  2 - 3:30 p.m. 
Communications Pod Meeting  Victoria Room/ Veranda- Port/ Mauritania 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Operations Pod Meeting  Veranda, Port Side/ Mauritania/ Regent 3:30 - 5
Break  Windsor Salon 3 - 3:30 p.m.
Evening Banquet and Auction  Grand Salon and Windsor Salon 6:30 - 10 p.m.
          Silent Auction and Cocktail Hour Windsor Salon  6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
          Banquet and Live Auction  Grand Salon  7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, July 19

Onsite Registration    Queen Mary, Hotel Lobby   8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  
Exhibits    Windsor Salon    8 a.m.- 4 p.m.  
Opening Session- Plenary    Grand Salon    8 a.m - 10 a.m.  
Morning Break   Windsor Salon  10 - 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings  Royal Salon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Kings View Rm   10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Board Rm   10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Victoria Rm 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Brittania Salon 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Caronia 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Tea Room 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions and/ or Meetings   Royal Gallery Theater (Classroom) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Lunch - Business Luncheon Grand Salon  12 - 1:15 p.m. 
Stegner Lecture  Grand Salon 1:15 - 2 p.m. 
NMEA New Board Meeting  Board Room 4 - 5 p.m.
Sand and Shell Swap  Victoria Deck 4 - 5 p.m.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Event  *EXTRA TICKET REQUIRED* Buses Pick Up near main exit

TBD 

Friday, July 20

NMEA18 Conference Committee LOAD OUT Regent Rm 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Field Trip- Seal Beach NWR Meet at TBD; depart QM 7:45 a.m.
  Depart field trip site  11:45 a.m.
  Arrive at QM  12:30 p.m.
Field Trip- MPA Cit Sci Whale Watch Trip Meet at TBD; depart QM 7:30 a.m.
  Depart field trip site  3 p.m.
  Arrive at QM  4 p.m. 
Field Trip- Catalina Island Meet at TBD; depart QM 6:30 a.m.
  Depart SCMI 5 p.m. 
  Arrive at QM  6 p.m.
Field Trip- NOAA SWMFSC and Hubbs Sea World Research Meeting Point TBD 7 a.m.
  Depart field trip site  3:30 p.m. 
  Arrive at QM  6 p.m. 
Field Trip- NASA JPL- Watching Our World of Water Meeting Point TBD 7:30 a.m.
  Arrive at QM  5:30 p.m. 
Field Trip- H2O Trash Patrol (Paddleboarding/ SUP Trip) Meeting Point TBD HALF DAY
     

 

 


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